Thursday, January 28, 2010

BIG SUR: Road closure due to erosion work begins Feb 1.

Emergency Project to Stop Erosion in Big Sur, Power to be Shut Off

Posted: Jan 28, 2010 9:21 AM PST Updated: Jan 28, 2010 9:51 AM PST
BIG SUR, Calif- An emergency project to prevent the Big Sur River from cutting into the embankment by the Big Sur Lodge/Big Sur Park Campgrounds begins next Monday Feb. 1, Caltrans officials announced.
Alternating lane closures with one-way reverse traffic control will be in effect from 7 am to 5 pm Mondays through Fridays for two weeks with closures primarily on the northbound side. Up to 10-minute delays are anticipated. There will be a closure this Friday, Jan. 29 from 9 am to 3:30 pm to deliver the rocks to the site and set up for next Monday's work.
There are power lines in the way so PG&E will be shutting down the power during work hours for the two-week project since there are strict specifications on the placement of a crane in relation to overhead power lines. PG&E will be notifying residents/businesses from the Big Sur Lodge/Big Sur Park Campgrounds south to the County Line informing them of the electricity shut off while work is taking place.
The project is necessary as the Big Sur River is rapidly eroding the hillside. Big rocks, approximately 5' x 5' x 5' will be placed via crane in the river to keep it from further cutting into the roadway embankment.
Granite Construction of Watsonville is the contractor for this $925,000 emergency project.

Source: KION Article Link

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